Tremco Inc. and parent company RPM International, Inc.
Tremco provides roofing and weatherproofing services, including roof restoration and repair. The company also manufactures and sells roofing materials.
In August 2013, Tremco was forced to pay $60.9 million to resolve allegations that it failed to provide the government with discounts offered to others.
Attorneys are investigating a potential nationwide class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who purchased roofing products manufactured by Tremco Inc. Allegations have surfaced that the company knowingly sold defective products that could cause consumers’ roofs to fail prematurely and deceived consumers in marketing its "brand-name, top-of-the-line" roofing systems and products. Internal documents have revealed that the company’s so-called “superior” roofing products, which were sold at a premium price, were, in actuality, identical to less expensive, generic products.
If you purchased Tremco roofing products, attorneys need to hear from you to assist in their investigation. The company has already been disciplined for allegedly defrauding the government and we suspect that consumers who purchased the products may also have legal recourse in the form of a class action lawsuit.
Whistleblower Lawsuit Involving Tremco Roofing Resolves with $61M Settlement
In August 2013, Tremco and its subsidiary RPM International Inc., were ordered to pay nearly $61 million to the federal government to settle a lawsuit claiming that the company allegedly submitted false claims under defectively-priced roofing contracts. Gregory Rudolph blew the whistle on his former employer, alleging that Tremco failed to provide the government with price discounts offered to other customers and marketed costly materials to government purchasers without informing them that the same materials at a lower cost were also available, according to a U.S. Department of Justice press release. As a result, the government paid more than it should have for the roofing products and its installation on schools, hospitals, municipal buildings and other properties, according to the suit.
Tremco Roofing Complaints, Problems Under Investigation
The whistleblower lawsuit also claimed that Tremco improperly advertised its “superior” line of products and used a faulty adhesive formula in its roofing systems. Specifically, it was alleged that the company’s “superior” product line was comprised of items identical to generic, cheaper ones that cost often 50% less than the “superior” Tremco product. Furthermore, the lawsuit claimed that the company knowingly sold and installed defective roofs, the failure rates of which could be as high as 80% in certain areas.
The attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that these allegedly deceptive acts may have also affected private consumers, who may have purchased the products directly or through contractors. As a result, they are investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who purchased any of the following Tremco products: